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Young Turnip and Apple Salad

Young Turnip and Apple Salad

Raw young turnips are sweet, with a tender-firm crunch. In this bright salad, lemon juice and tart, crispy apples accentuate both of these qualities. To create more contrast of texture and flavor, try adding raisins and toasted pecans or hazelnuts.

1 cup peeled and grated young turnips (about two medium turnips)
1 cup peeled and grated tart apples (about 1 large apple)
Ĺ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Freshly ground pepper
Raisins and toasted pecans or hazelnuts, optional

1. Toss the turnips, apples, parsley, lemon juice, and vegetable oil in a large bowl.

2. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Cover and refrigerate for one hour.

4. If using raisins and nuts, toss them in and on top of the salad.

Makes about two cups.

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Adapted from Farmer Johnís Cookbook by Farmer John Peterson (Gibbs Smith, 2006)

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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11:31AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Very easy. Thank you

5:43AM PST on Nov 28, 2012

What a delightful way to use the thinnings from the garden! Saving for Spring ;-)

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3:17PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

sounds good, thanks for sharing

2:27AM PDT on Apr 1, 2012

thanks for sharing

4:17AM PST on Jan 19, 2012

Thank you

1:37AM PDT on Oct 2, 2011

Thanks for sharing the recipe.

1:35AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

Fabulous recipe. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

5:40PM PST on Feb 2, 2011

Thank you.

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